Baseline’s employee-driven culture transfers into exceeding our clients’ expectations.”

John McLain, Baseline Engineering President

In 1998, Baseline Engineering Corporation was formed to fill a void and to stand out in a sea of engineering consultant companies. Since the profession is so heavily dependent on employees, it made sense to create a company with an incredible work environment. We’ve accomplished that at Baseline. Our founding principles encourage us to continuously guide and motivate employees.

Baseline’s employee-driven culture transfers to exceeding our clients’ expectations. Every employee has ownership in providing service that’s more responsive, flexible, attentive to budget limits, and lives up to Baseline’s commitments. This philosophy has enabled us to become a leader in the region and expand our engineering, planning, and surveying services. It has also allowed us to maintain a small-firm feel while providing a big-firm experience.

We are proud of the positive feedback we receive from our clients and employees. However, we don’t take it for granted. We continuously look for new strategies to perfect our service and remain as one of the best engineering companies in Colorado If you share our mission, please join us.

Opportunities for Exceptional People

Baseline is a unique organization that attracts and retains quality employees. Every year, we poll our team and ask, what motivates you to get out of bed every day and go to work? Overwhelmingly, the responses are always:

  • Good work environment
  • Interesting and challenging work

We keep these answers at the forefront of our culture. We’re always seeking talented engineers, planners, and surveyors to join our growing firm. So, if you want to learn about our services, or why we were:

  • Ranked by the Denver Post as a Top Workplace
  • Earned Best Firm to Work For by Zweig Group
  • Ranked by the Denver Business Journal as one of the Best Places to Work in the Denver metro area
  • Named one of the Best Firms to Work For by CE News
  • Recognized by Denver Business Journal as one of the Denver Area’s Fastest Growing Business

Positions Available:



Management has always emphasized a healthy balance between work and play. Here are some ways we have fun and promote a team environment across all offices:

  • Annual holiday party
  • Company-sponsored breakfasts, lunches, and happy hours
  • Summer company outing
  • Teambuilding retreats
  • Community event participation


  • Full-fledged member of a design team working on a variety of residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional projects
  • Land development design and consulting on multiple projects
  • Design and draft land development plans in AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • Prepare site plan, grading, and utility plans to illustrate site developability based on learned constraints
  • Meet with internal and external customers to review concept plans, discuss the advantages of multiple approaches, and work to define the direction of a project
  • Site visits to gather data for use in the design
  • Attend meetings with project team to discuss timelines, budgets, and design constraints

Comprehensive Benefits Package

We take pride in having one of the best employee benefits packages not only in the region but also in the industry. Here’s a partial list of traditional and non-traditional benefits:

  • Competitive pay
  • Free vision coverage for employees & family
  • Wellness reimbursement
  • Parental Leave Program
  • Vacation pay, wellness pay, 7 paid holidays, 3 floating holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Company-paid continuing education
  • Comprehensive health and dental coverage
  • Company-paid life insurance
  • Voluntary short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Voluntary supplemental life insurance, critical illness, and accident insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • 401(k) Plan Company Match
  • ESOP – 30% employee ownership (ESOP since 2015)
  • Each year Baseline reviews company performance and may grant discretionary bonuses to eligible team members.

More Perks: 

  • Hybrid work environment
  • Committee involvement (CAD, B4C, training)
  • Employee events (outings, picnics, BBQs, team building events, holiday party)
  • Community involvement – B4C (Baseline For Community)
  • Employee recognition awards
  • Internal continuing education and training
  • PE license reimbursement
  • Opportunity to work on exceptional projects
  • One-month paid sabbatical after seven years of employment and then after every four years
  • Referral program – get paid to refer qualified applicants to work at Baseline


Baseline’s Guiding Principles

Baseline is committed to its employees and the communities/clients it supports. With these in mind, the following graphic depicts the why, how, and what that creates Baseline’s foundation, drivers, and mission of our incredible company.

Why does Baseline exist?

  • To be an incredible company built by and for our employee owners.

How we perform our work.

  • Passion to solve problems
  • Act with integrity, respect, and a sense of ownership
  • Foster positive relationships and a team mentality
  • Commitment to excellence

What we do.

  • Support communities
  • Provide value to our clients
  • Create technically-sound products

When combined, Baseline becomes a profitable, sustainable company that balances — a balance that is in-sync between its employees, clients, and finances. If any of the three items shifts, the balance also shifts.

baseline guiding principles